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washington's efforts to drum up support for an attack on syria are met with stones opposition from global leaders russia is among them so in the syrian rebels have used chemical weapons to provoke a foreign intervention. astray as opposition coalition looks set for a decisive win in the country lexx a new parliament and among those hoping for a seat in the senate is wiki leaks founder julian assange. and the e.u. justice commissioner calls for europe wide previously legislation after recent revelations by snowden show no information to be n.s.a.'s ring which.
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i welcome it's good to have you company watching r.t. coming to you live from moscow now the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is on a european tour trying to gather support for an american strike against syria starting to look and ask for president obama to do is he's failed to get allies on board at the g. twenty summit in st petersburg russia has been the most outspoken critic of military action and its concerns have been echoed by other world powers artie's alexy reports now from russia's northern capital. everyone is speculating. on the syria issue i went to the press this morning and the majority have been saying that. initial plan was to disrupt. a military intervention into syria then indeed. we do know of course a lot of discord between the g twenty countries on whether
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a military strike against syria is needed and clearly the biggest concern was whether we'll have a meeting at all because officially they have no meeting scheduled something unprecedented for the president of the united states and russia but eventually according to. themselves they met for a twenty thirty minute friendly conversation during which of course they discussed syria indeed. the summit coming here he was hoping that he could persuade the countries of the need to attack syria that he would provide the substantial evidence of bashar al assad using chemical weapons against the rebels but clearly judging by what the russian president said on that matter it seems that obama failed on that sense. i view everything that happened with the so-called use of chemical weapons in syria as a provocation by the rebels who count on help from abroad from those countries that originally supported that's the reason for this provocation i also want to remind
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you that the use of force against a sovereign state is acceptable only if it's done for self-defense and we know that syria hasn't attacked the u.s. and only if the u.n. security council approves such action as one of the participants of our discussions on the issue put it yesterday those who do otherwise put themselves above the law still david cameron barack obama and. the french president they still try to play hardball saying that the u.n. security council decision may be overruled if they believe that again syria is needed russian president. this may generate a great feeling of here among the smaller countries obviously suggesting that bigger states may actually do whatever they want overruling the mandate of the united nations as obviously now that the g twenty summit is in for some several very interesting weeks to see how the future of syria will be resolved well eleven
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nations have now endorsed america's call for tough action against syria germany adding itself to the list today british prime minister david cameron gave his moral support while ruling out you came volved meant in any military action due to parliament recent no vote china india and others sided with russia though saying washington should not attack without u.n. security council approval so world leaders in favor of intervention represent nations which make up three billion people and that leaves politicians speaking on behalf of just under a billion on the other side of the fence meanwhile people around the world have been taking to the streets to protest against an assault on syria you're watching here now some of the latest protests in the philippines and russia as well as only one in london paris as well as washington and new york and celebrities back in the u.s. have been speaking out against obama's plans to one hundred note from a donor expressing her opposition to
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a military strike france has been the main power standing by the u.s. but president along now says he wants to wait for a u.n. report on possible chemical weapons use in syria first but the country's former intelligence chief told us that military intervention would be in breach of international law. no personally i am against military intervention firstly it is a question of principle because it is a little bit like surgery in medicine an operation is the last solution and when you are putting a knife into a wound you don't know what is going to happen so it is first of all question of principle then there is the question of opportunity all the western governments now have a habit of ignoring international regulations and the ruling of the un to make interventions everywhere and to apply what was called in the nineteenth century as gunboat diplomacy a gunboat as
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a boat with guns is almost the same thing now except that missiles have replaced the gunboat i think we should not start the process the fact that we need to intervene on the soil of a sovereign state syria a member of the un declaring a war without a un resolution where is international law this means there is no international law the most reasonable thing to do is to stop the conflict we need to evaluate the military situation which might be complicated to do but the only way to stop the fighting is through dialogue it is not by launching bombs that will not stop the fighting it will only intensify it syrian government forces are now battling to claire al-qaeda linked travelers from the ancient christian village of maloof. if an ocean a saudi operation gathered pace in a remote mountainous saying it had been sheltered from the civil war until now. christian pilgrims from all over the world used to take this road it's traveled to
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one of them a significant trying and one of the mace tenley places in syria its residents to speak aramaic the language jesus christ is believed to have spoken we two are driving tomorrow. but for another reason on wednesday the central simeon fields which have been among the few in syria they didn't see any violence since the crisis here started in two thousand and eleven was attacked by rebel forces most of them recruited to members of had the nuestra who came here. after a car bomb exploded at the checkpoint the militants of a radical islamist group considered terrorists by the un and us stormed in. the army tells us that this is the closest point and we cannot go any further we can see marlee which problem here but the thing is that the militants who are still inside that we can see our eyes as well there are snipers inside the goods so it is
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really dangerous to go there the soldiers say that the militants mostly from don't have the luther who took over the mountain top sufi the hotel and from time to time their firing from this so to take place and they're also militants behind this mountain chain the soldiers say up to fifteen hundred people what is the situation right now. the militants around three hundred people are hiding in sofia hotel there are ancient caves they're under the village they use them as well they're watching us and we're watching them but if we start moving they'll attack us. the soldiers showed me the militants position is the miss who are behind a number of violent killings and are believed to be the most aggressive force confronting president assad in almost surrounded the christian village. where these people came from. they came from the city of homs in the north and from the city of
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grain foods in the south this village is like an island in a storming ocean they tell us little i go to armenia that we visited my lunar last spring in a christian arland in a mostly misdirection the village was indeed unique and aside for the other we used to live in peace muslims and christians of course where afraid of people from outside the city and the concrete may come and destroy disunity and it seems the residents worst fears became a reality why do you think the militants attack this village. they know that american missiles will not strike a unicycle site and the army will not dare hit it either it's a safe haven for them while we talk reinforcements arrived the syrian army trained an operation to clear malula from just had the initial rebels they have been rumors
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that they have left the village but the army say the militants are still there and even if they leave they can hide in nearby and return how do you think the situation will change in case of american strike will their rivals the militants from the last three years this opportunity to advance further of course they will america is supporting terrorism in this country we've been fighting with the u.s. in fact for these two and a half years and now we can face them directly but we are ready for that we will not give up if america strikes series major military facilities will be targeted and destroyed no one can say what to war on the ground will look like but certainly things place will no longer look the same. reporting from syria. and you can follow me on twitter too where she's keeping track of that mission in the news and giving regular updates on the developments in syria
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oh. oh . it is opposition is on the brink of a resigning victory in the country's general election early results give a clear lead for a conservative challenger tony abbott prompting the labor government to concede defeat after ruling for six years and among those running was the party of wiki leaks and it's a jew in the sun she was a meeting for a senate seat and we can get more of the details now from lindsay from she's been doing her research and it was quite a colorful campaign motioning for mr sun absolutely and not a moment of bleakness there the wiki leaks party campaign for a seat in australia's senate has consisted mostly of social media blitzes a virtual town hall meetings and a mullet wig music video where candidate julius songs recorded his own version of oz icon john farnham's activist anthem you're the voice that's right the fugitive
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whistleblower belting it out to the hearts and minds of voters he hopes will get him into a senate seat in victor victoria state now musical manifesto aside the wiki leaks party formed just last month promises to bring transparency accountability and justice to australia's parliament by pushing for public oversight of government practices to fight corruption and by providing people with a range of what it calls twenty first century freedoms that includes the free flow of information internet liberty protection for whistleblowers national sovereignty and integrity in the global community as you can imagine andy that is a very tall order for any party was this just a p.r. stunt by them to get a bit of publicists to your disease actually stand a chance of winning well poll watchers they call julian assange a wild card candidate with the power to pull votes away from other australian anti establishment parties such as family first the pirate party and the sex party as
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you heard that right so what is this wild card candidate makes it in he's got plenty of federal agents after him but he's got to get to australia his running mate benoit cam mark tells us they're responsible for granting safe passage should fall on the shot on the shoulders of the australian government. doesn't feel very good certainly it would be a strain in government to allow a political figure who has been elected to the street in electors of the tory leftists. and allow him to. stay in detention in that manner so it would assist the case considerably and it would also be a public relations with the australian government would have to take very carefully in our stride but on the other hand what if they don't lift a finger as of now the australian embassy has done very little to protect its own citizens from an extradition to sweden on sex charges or to the us for publishing
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classified material so it's kind of up in the air at this point and if he doesn't make his way to australia in a legitimate way presumably there's no way that he could hold his seat in the senate is i mean principally it seems impossible there are a couple of loopholes if elected assad has ten months to make it back to australia before a casual vacancy is created by his lack of attendance in which case he kept mark as his running mate could take his seat if the tories the voters do swing julius on his way and he does try to make a dash to get home without help who either end up in the senate or the slammer is kerry there interesting stuff thank you very much lindsay thank you. not europe takes a stand against n.s.a. data trawling the justice commission of course for new resources to protect private data from prying eyes will be bringing you the details after a quick break. wealthy
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british. market. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's culture the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines.
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and one final point this law that's being put forward would affect any company doing business with in the european union it doesn't matter if you're based in america you're based in japan or you're based in india if you do business in europe you would have to stick to this new legislation on privacy. while in the documents the n.s.a. states is gaining strict access to cyberspace and it's the sheer scale of the data harvesting that has got people worried according to the director of the center for investigative journalism at london city university. it's been going on a long time people forget that in the seventy's a spy system called echelon was uncovered over britain run by the united states what did what was different about that spying system and the present one is the sheer extent of it the major security companies that us and social networking companies have opened their effective back doors to the n.s.a.
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even commercial confidentiality as an area of secrecy has been violated completely by this hoovering up of everything and so i think people are alarmed because they realized it will affect them personally it's not just political opponents but the possibility of blackmail is enormous some dissident a federal employee could easily sift this material find something terribly damaging and then use it for personal gain or political gain. it's been three months since president obama vowed to free a thousand prisoners from guantanamo bay the men mostly yemeni nationals had been made for release from the u.s. military facility in cuba several years ago the mountain investigates the break in the sex and you can see the full show fifteen thirty g.m.t. it is a quick taste. the u.s. government's trusting them yemeni government to carry out drone strikes weekly it
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seems but they cannot trust the government to take prisoners from getting out because they say oh they're going to be terrorists we can't trust to release them however many people have been released from guantanamo bay in the past and they are just living our normal lives they just want the chance to have a free life and not be detained indefinitely absolutely and that's one of the really sad aspects of this is because i feel like the the vast majority of americans are under the impression still even after ten years that this facility has been opened these are the worst of the worst and these guys are all terrorists they deserve to be there they deserve to be tortured or whatever first of all yes these people are being tortured secondly you half of these men are innocent there are no charges against them. they have been for the most part been cleared for release in the vast majority of them are yemen and the problem is that there are no countries that are currently wanting to host these these prisoners because there's so much red tape associated with that here in the united states the united states promised the yemeni people that there would be facilities infrastructure there to
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help former guantanamo inmates re assimilate into into society that infrastructure is yet to exist it's not there we have covered this on the show in the past we've had activists we've had journalists that have traveled to yemen that have explained to us what it's like for people that are around these drone bombings and all these horrible things that are happening in yemen and on top of that. there's there's all there is the guantanamo aspect that these men will never return and will never see their family. and that's it's heartbreaking and the p.t.s.d. of just these communities being terrorizing the daily bases and also the people are allowed out of prison being assimilated back into society after being indefinitely detained for so long. and so it's a travesty and also it's not so black and white where it's either you're guilty or not there's layers of association with al qaeda there it's almost like a gang force a. little later on now we've got plenty more news on our web site as usual that said are to you don't
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call me here's an example lying to lie detector says this is easy as kind thing to three according to an instructor who's taught his techniques to hundreds of people and has been given a jail sentence for his trouble find out how it's done on our web site. and a giant awakes spewing ash and smoke over science west in peru after years of silence you can check out the vault footage in motion. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations rule the day. let's have a quick look at some international news in brief protesters now you can see and
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have given them a clean welcome to britain's princess and her arrival was met by the burning of union flags and an effigy of the queen elizabeth in the capital princess anne was condemned for the monarchy in the forbidden die the activist groups have posted online threats of further action against the royal during her stay. another protest in turkey has turned violent with police firing tear gas on a crowd in ankara. students in the capital had turned out against plans to build a road through their campus ripping out three thousand trees along the way fourteen were arrested during the demonstration back in may protest against the destruction of the stumbles gezi park spiraled into deadly clashes with police across the country. egypt has launched a military operation against islam is in northern sinai helicopters and tanks are said to be leading the onslaught targeting villages rising militance source's
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dozens of already dead or injured bloodshed in the restive region intensified with the ousting of president mohamed morsi in july. bomb attacks in somalia's capital have sparked fears that the long running islamised insurgency is gathering force fifteen people died in a car explosion at a popular restaurant in mogadishu police are also investigating a possible suicide blast at the scene a year ago blast targeting the same restaurant also claimed fifteen lives. the number of american business executives implicated in fraud has soared over the past two decades according to a recent study after the break our financial guru max kaiser investigates. yeah. i've explained this many times before a board of directors of any s. and p. five hundred company america today wants to see implicated in some crime committing malfeasance committing fraud subpoenaed or in jail because it shows initiative they
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want to push the ads they want to go that extra mile they want to break the law and then they want to throw it to the justice department to say. eric holder can't catches. and then if they do get caught they change the law they modify the law they rewrite the law and that's what it's all about breaking the law for law and order bring it back then. bring it back to you. guys report coming up shortly on back with more news in a back thomas time. many
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gay bars are starting to refuse to sell russian vodka as a means of protesting the homosexual propaganda laws in russia as i've said before boycotts are a great way to put pressure on people but are they putting pressure on the right people not only is it racist to assume that hurting the vodka flow will deal a massive blow to the russian economy but it is also racist to think that any vodka with a russian sounding name is itself russian and many videos angry gay bartenders were pouring stolichnaya vodka which should be pronounced by the way onto the ground in a fury but if those bartenders. take a closer look at the labels they would see that export of stoli is produced in bold in latvia by the s.p.i. group not in russia also according to the n.p.t. group beverage alcohol report the most popular vodka in america with a russian sounding name is smirnoff which is british owned and produced and bottled in various countries around the globe including the usa itself we do support the american worker people love to panic over the hip and trendy scandal of the month
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but everyone seems to be ignoring the fact that homosexuality itself is legal in russia and is punishable in many other countries including a death sentence in some of them and yet russia gets all the attention if people really wanted to effectively boycott any country with any laws even hinting against homosexuality they would have to hit them where it hurts and stop getting natural resources imported from countries like russia saudi arabia venezuela and iran and so on and so on that is a vastly more difficult proposition than pouring american made vodka onto the sidewalk but that's just my opinion. styles are those of the kaiser or. our rights they serve or what do we got
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bang bang you might say this is the theme of the show max because lots of banging going on in the markets here and of course led by the c.e.o.'s and bankers right behind us in the city of new york highest paid u.s. c.e.o.'s are often fired or fined study about forty percent of the highest paid c.e.o.'s in the united states over the past twenty years eventually ended up being fired paying fraud related fines or settlements or accepting government bailout money according to a study released on wednesday the report was by the institute for policy studies max and it appears that a lot of c.e.o.'s the top paid ones you get paid.

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